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Old 01-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, just bought all my kit and the 'coopers lager' mix to brew, I've never done this before but I've heard you can get a better brew using malt as a replacement for sugar.
But I've only bought 500g of it and the cooper instructions say I need 1kg of white sugar, so would it be ok to use half malt and half sugar? Really newbie question I know but thought I'd better check!!


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Old 01-27-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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It will be fine. Just keep in mind the more plain sugar you use it will tend to make your beer thinner in mouthfeel and finish drier than using malt extract. Either way your making beer and that's never a bad thing.
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Thanks for the help bud and I know lol 8 weeks will feel a life time!!
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Yeah starting out it feels that way once you get your pipeline established the wait is not really a concern as there is always Something around to be drunk.
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